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AFL Teams 2017: Round 4

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5:00 pm Friday 16/04/2017

Sunday extended benches are in, and the only relevance is Cedric Cox (Def $204,000) is confirmed to debut for Brissy.

6:25 pm Thursday 15/04/2017

Full weekend teams are in! A bit of carnage at the Hawks with Jaeger O’Meara (Mid $380,000) and Teia Miles (Mid/Fwd $173,000) out. At least they were nice enough to let us know before Monday extended bench selections which are after lockout.
After smashing out a 91 and making coaches quite happy, Jake Barrett (Mid $241,000) is a shock omission. With a BE of -20 I’d hold for now. We already knew that Jake Spencer (Ruck $281,000) would replace Gawn. His price is a bit awkward, but as the cheapest Ruck option and a crack as main ruck for Dees, a few may pick up.
Remember Matthew Kennedy (Fwd $202,000)? Hes back. Jasper Pittard (Def $496,000) is in as a sneaky defence POD is in for Brett Eddy (Fwd $179,000), but this is great news for Dan Houston (Fwd $263,000) owners whom many thought would go with Pittard back.

Fantasy Relevant INs and OUTs

Jy Simpkin (Fwd $223,000)
Jake Spencer (Ruck $281,000)
Matthew Kennedy (Fwd $202,000)
Jasper Pittard (Def $496,000)
Troy Menzel (Fwd $216,000)
Zac Fisher (Mid $198,000)
Jack Leslie (Def $218,000)
David Armitage (Mid $503,000)

*Check Sunday extended bench selections*
Ben Long (Def/Mid $202,000) *confirmed to debut
Cedric Cox (Def $204,000)

*Monday game won’t see extended bench selections before lockout*
Tim O’Brien (Fwd $261,000)
Blake Hardwick (Fwd $176,000)
George Horlin-Smith (Mid $262,000)

Timothy Smith (Omitted)
Gawn (Hamstring)
Sam Durdin (Omitted)
Paddy Ryder (Suspension),
Brett Eddy (Omitted)
Jake Barrett (Omitted)
Teia Miles (Omitted),
Jaeger O’Meara (Knock to the Knee)

5:30 pm Thursday 15/04/2017

Full weekend teams to be announced from ~6:15pm tonight. Early news is Jonathon Beech (Fwd $150,000) has been upgraded from the rookie list so is a potential new debut as a replacement for Mitch McGovern who is out with a hamstring injury. Crows have info on him here.
Reports are Ben Long (Def/Fwd $202,000) will debut for saints with Jack Steven (Mid $607,000) ruled out for another week.
An interesting sidenote this week is that Boxhill Hawks play Footscray Friday at 2pm, but the Hawks main team doesn’t need to make extended bench selections until Saturday afternoon for the Monday game. So will Hawks play their extended bench players or not, and will this be an indication of which players will be selected for the Monday game…we will see.

Thursday Updates

6:25 pm Wednesday 14/04/2017

Eagles vs Swans teams are in. Nothing really of note for the ins and outs Fantasy wise. Sam Naismith is out for swans, but unfortunately it appears Darcy Cameron (Ruck/Fwd $156,000) is also injured so no handy ruck rookie inclusion for this game

5:30 pm Wednesday 14/04/2017

Round 4, and yet another partial lockout game with teams announced tonight for Thursdays Eagles vs Swans game at the Domain stadium in Perth. But wait, there’s more. Full lockout doesn’t occur until Saturday 1:45pm meaning that Good Friday game of Roos vs Dogs at 4:20pm is also a partial lockout game. Thats two opportunities for a VC loophole for the price of 1! However the catch is we wont know the Sunday extended bench selections before those 2 games. Make sure you look at important times to remember below, as there is more than usual to digest.

Also to make matters worse, we have a Monday game with Hawks vs Cats where we won’t even know full extended bench selections before lockout.

Early news is the Brett Eddy (Fwd $179,000) will be dropped with Pittard coming back. Yet another Swans rookie may debut with Lewis Melican (Def $150,000) being upgraded from rookie list. Matthew Lobbe (Ruck $441,000) ruled out as Ryders replacement with a hamstring injury, but don’t get excited about potential ruck rookies being named as the ruck duties will be shared by Trengrove, Dixon and Westhoff.

Important times to remember:

Teams for partial lockout Eagles vs Swans from ~6:15pm AEST Wednesday 12/04/2017
Full remaining Teams for weekend from ~6:15pm AEST Thursday 13/04/2017
Late changes Eagles vs Swans about ~7:10pm AEST Thursday 13/04/2017
Partial Lockout Eagles vs Swans 8:10pm AEST Thursday 13/04/2017
Late changes Roos vs Dogs about ~3:20pm AEST Friday 14/04/2017
2nd Partial Lockout Roos vs Dogs 4:20pm AEST Friday 14/04/2017
Sunday games Extended bench selection ~5:00pm AEST Friday 14/04/2017
Late changes Dees vs Freo about ~12:45pm AEST Saturday 15/04/2017
Full Lockout Dees vs Freo 1:45pm AEST Saturday 15/04/2017


Thursday April 13

West Coast Eagles v Sydney Swans, Subiaco Oval (8.10pm)


B Brad Sheppard, Tom Barrass, Sharrod Wellingham
HB Shannon Hurn, Jeremy McGovern, Jackson Nelson
C Chris Masten, Matt Priddis, Elliot Yeo
HF Andrew Gaff, Jack Darling, Jamie Cripps
F Mark LeCras, Josh J. Kennedy, Josh Hill
FOL Jonathan Giles, Luke Shuey, Sam Mitchell
I/C Jack Redden, Liam Duggan, Nathan Vardy, Sam Butler
EMG Dom Sheed, Will Schofield, Kurt Mutimer
Liam Duggan, Sam Butler
Lewis Jetta (Omitted), Mark Hutchings (Omitted)


B Zak Jones, Heath Grundy, Nick Smith
HB Nic Newman, Aliir Aliir, Callum Mills
C Jake Lloyd, Josh P. Kennedy, Kieren Jack
HF Harry Cunningham, Lance Franklin, George Hewett
F Will Hayward, Sam Reid, Oliver Florent
FOL Callum Sinclair, Luke Parker, Dan Hannebery
I/C Jordan Foote, Robbie Fox, Harry Marsh, Tom Papley
EMG Jordan Dawson, Brandon Jack, Lewis Melican
Harry Cunningham, Tom Papley
Jordan Dawson (Omitted), Sam Naismith (Knee)

Shags’ Watchlist

Well hasn’t Jake Lloyd (Def/Mid $543,000) more than proven himself the premium defender to have. 87, 113 and 108 so far showing he is off to a flier. With a few under performing mid and premium defenders this year, Lloyd is a popular target to trade in this week.

Friday April 14

North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs, Etihad Stadium (4.20pm)


B Marley Williams, Robbie Tarrant, Luke McDonald
HB Lachlan Hansen, Scott D. Thompson, Aaron Mullett
C Taylor Garner, Trent Dumont, Kayne Turner
HF Jamie Macmillan, Ben Brown, Ben Cunnington
F Jy Simpkin, Lindsay Thomas, Nathan Hrovat
FOL Todd Goldstein, Jack Ziebell, Shaun Higgins
I/C Andrew Swallow, Shaun Atley, Braydon Preuss, Sam Gibson
EMG Ryan Clarke, Ed Vickers-Willis, Corey Wagner
Scott D. Thompson, Jy Simpkin
Ryan Clarke (Omitted), Sam Durdin (Omitted)
MILESTONES: Lindsay Thomas – Playing 200th game


B Marcus Adams, Fletcher Roberts, Jason Johannisen
HB Matthew Suckling, Easton Wood, Robert Murphy
C Lachie Hunter, Luke Dahlhaus, Matthew Boyd
HF Josh Dunkley, Travis Cloke, Jake Stringer
F Lin Jong, Tom Boyd, Liam Picken
FOL Tom Campbell, Marcus Bontempelli, Tom Liberatore
I/C Jack Macrae, Zaine Cordy, Clay Smith, Toby McLean
EMG Shane Biggs, Bailey Williams, Caleb Daniel
Josh Dunkley, Clay Smith
Shane Biggs (Omitted), Caleb Daniel (Omitted)
MILESTONES: Travis Cloke – Playing 250th game

Shags’ Watchlist

Officially the highest averaging forward this year Jack Macrae (Mid/Fwd) is showing he is must have. If you didn’t start him, look to grab him ASAP.

Saturday April 15

Melbourne v Fremantle, MCG (1.45pm)


B Jake Melksham, Tom McDonald, Jayden Hunt
HB Neville Jetta, Sam Frost, Nathan Jones
C Bernie Vince, Clayton Oliver, Billy Stretch
HF Dean Kent, Sam Weideman, James Harmes
F Jeff Garlett, Jack Watts, Christian Petracca
FOL Jake Spencer, Dom Tyson, Jack Viney
I/C Christian Salem, Mitch Hannan, Alex Neal-Bullen, Tomas Bugg
EMG Jack Trengove, Oscar McDonald, Timothy Smith
Sam Frost, Jake Spencer, Tomas Bugg
Oscar McDonald (Omitted), Max Gawn (Hamstring), Timothy Smith (Omitted)
MILESTONES: Jeff Garlett – Playing 150th game


B Ethan Hughes, Joel Hamling, Lee Spurr
HB Garrick Ibbotson, Michael Johnson, Connor Blakely
C Stephen Hill, Lachie Neale, Bradley Hill
HF Lachie Weller, Cam McCarthy, Ed Langdon
F Michael Walters, Shane Kersten, Brady Grey
FOL Aaron Sandilands, Nat Fyfe, David Mundy
I/C Griffin Logue, Tommy Sheridan, Hayden Crozier, Harley Balic
EMG Danyle Pearce, Jonathon Griffin, Matt Taberner
No Change
MILESTONES: Griffin Logue – Played 1st game, Harley Balic – Played 1st game

Shags’ Watchlist

There is a lot of pressure on Jake Spencer (Ruck $281,000) this week as an immediate replacement for Gawn and an initiation of fire against Sandilands this week. His price is awkward, but he is the cheapest ruck choice we have, and Dees will need him to be their main ruck.

GWS Giants v Port Adelaide, Manuka Oval (4.35pm)


B Adam Kennedy, Aidan Corr, Phil Davis
HB Heath Shaw, Adam Tomlinson, Zac Williams
C Nick Haynes, Josh Kelly, Tom Scully
HF Jacob Hopper, Jeremy Cameron, Jonathon Patton
F Devon Smith, Rory Lobb, Toby Greene
FOL Shane Mumford, Dylan Shiel, Callan Ward
I/C Sam J. Reid, Tim Taranto, Matthew Kennedy, Nathan Wilson
EMG Harrison Himmelberg, Harry Perryman, Daniel Lloyd
Jonathon Patton, Matthew Kennedy
Steve Johnson (Knee), Ryan Griffen (Ankle)


B Darcy Byrne-Jones, Tom Clurey, Dan Houston
HB Matthew Broadbent, Tom Jonas, Hamish Hartlett
C Brad Ebert, Ollie Wines, Jared Polec
HF Sam Powell-Pepper, Justin Westhoff, Chad Wingard
F Sam Gray, Charlie Dixon, Aaron Young
FOL Jackson Trengove, Travis Boak, Robbie Gray
I/C Karl Amon, Jarman Impey, Matthew White, Jasper Pittard
EMG Logan Austin, Aidyn Johnson, Brendon Ah Chee
Matthew White, Jasper Pittard
Paddy Ryder (Suspension), Brett Eddy (Omitted)
MILESTONES: Matthew Broadbent – Playing 150th game

Shags’ Watchlist

A few Coaches took a punt on Jasper Pittard (Def $496,000) last year with hi easy possessions across back. He went Ok with an average of 83 and started well, but petered off with a few poor scores late in the season. See how his injury return goes and what his role is, but consider as a possible POD upgrade.

Carlton v Gold Coast Suns, Etihad Stadium (7.25pm)


B Harrison Macreadie, Sam Rowe, Lachie Plowman
HB Sam Docherty, Caleb Marchbank, Tom Williamson
C Ed Curnow, Patrick Cripps, Kade Simpson
HF Dale Thomas, Jacob Weitering, Sam Petrevski-Seton
F Matthew Wright, Matthew Kreuzer, Jack Silvagni
FOL Levi Casboult, Bryce Gibbs, Marc Murphy
I/C Simon White, Zac Fisher, Charlie Curnow, Jarrod Pickett
EMG Billie Smedts, Nick Graham, Liam Sumner
Zac Fisher, Charlie Curnow
Rhys Palmer (Omitted), Sam Kerridge (Omitted)
Zac Fisher
MILESTONES: Tom Williamson – Played 1st game


B Jarrod Harbrow, Steven May, Jesse Joyce
HB Kade Kolodjashnij, Jack Leslie, Adam Saad
C David Swallow, Gary Ablett, Matt Rosa
HF Jarryd Lyons, Tom J. Lynch, Alex Sexton
F Touk Miller, Peter Wright, Jack Martin
FOL Jarrod Witts, Aaron Hall, Michael Barlow
I/C Brayden Fiorini, Sean Lemmens, Jack Bowes, Brandon Matera
EMG Jesse Lonergan, Callum Ah Chee, Matt Shaw
Jack Leslie
Rory Thompson (Quad)

Shags’ Watchlist

Well, if you started midprice option David Swallow (Mid $404,000) over JOM, week 1 you might have been spewing but now you’d be laughing. How good did he look last week with 120! If you play RDT I’d argue he is must have. Although with a BE of 15 in Fantasy there is no reason to not jump on the gun.

Adelaide v Essendon, Adelaide Oval (7.40pm)


B Rory Laird, Daniel Talia, Luke Brown
HB Brodie Smith, Kyle Hartigan, Wayne Milera
C David Mackay, Matt Crouch, Rory Sloane
HF Rory Atkins, Tom Lynch, Riley Knight
F Andy Otten, Taylor Walker, Eddie Betts
FOL Sam Jacobs, Richard Douglas, Charlie Cameron
I/C Jake Lever, Jake Kelly, Curtly Hampton, Troy Menzel
EMG Jonathon Beech, Jordan Gallucci, Reilly O’Brien
Troy Menzel
Mitch McGovern (Hamstring)


B Patrick Ambrose, Michael Hurley, Andrew McGrath
HB Mark Baguley, Mitch Brown, Brent Stanton
C Brendon Goddard, Jobe Watson, Darcy Parish
HF Orazio Fantasia, Cale Hooker, Travis Colyer
F Josh Green, Joe Daniher, Conor McKenna
FOL Matthew Leuenberger, David Zaharakis, Dyson Heppell
I/C James Kelly, Zach Merrett, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, Kyle Langford
EMG Martin Gleeson, James Stewart, Matt Dea
Josh Green, Conor McKenna
Heath Hocking (Omitted), Martin Gleeson (Omitted)

Shags’ Watchlist

For some unknown reason Rory Sloane (Mid $643,000) slips under peoples radars, possibly due to Victoriacentrism in the AFL. At only 5.16% ownership hes a POD, and with 139 last week and 152 the week before hes smashing it. perhaps his first week of 68 was a bit off putting. But that also means he could well be underpriced right now. Jump on if hes one you think will be top 10 mid by the end of the year.

Sunday April 16

Collingwood v St Kilda, Etihad Stadium (3.20pm)


B Jeremy Howe, Henry Schade, Jackson Ramsay
HB Josh Smith, Ben Reid, Brayden Maynard
C Steele Sidebottom, Scott Pendlebury, Jack Crisp
HF Travis Varcoe, Jesse White, Tim Broomhead
F Alex Fasolo, Darcy Moore, Jamie Elliott
FOL Brodie Grundy, Adam Treloar, Taylor Adams
I/C Tyson Goldsack, Levi Greenwood, Tom Phillips, Will Hoskin-Elliott
EMG Jarryd Blair, Lynden Dunn, Chris Mayne
Jamie Elliott
Chris Mayne (Omitted)


B Jarryn Geary, Nathan J. Brown, Jimmy Webster
HB Jack Newnes, Jake Carlisle, Dylan Roberton
C Jack Billings, Jack Steele, Leigh Montagna
HF Jack Lonie, Nick Riewoldt, Maverick Weller
F Jade Gresham, Josh Bruce, Tim Membrey
FOL Tom Hickey, Sebastian Ross, Luke Dunstan
I/C Blake Acres, Sam Gilbert, David Armitage, Ben Long
EMG Shane Savage, Koby Stevens, Paddy McCartin
David Armitage, Ben Long
Paddy McCartin (Omitted), Shane Savage (Omitted)
Ben Long

Shags’ Watchlist

It didn’t take long (get it) for rookies to dry up. Ben Long (Fwd/Def $202,000) could be one to help save our non playing rookie woes this week. On the pricey side for a rookie, but his Fwd/Def status is very handy. He is draft pick number 25 for the saints after a breakout 2016 season so he is rated quite highly.

Brisbane Lions v Richmond, Gabba (4.40pm)


B Tom Cutler, Harris Andrews, Daniel Rich
HB Sam Mayes, Darcy Gardiner, Cedric Cox
C Rohan Bewick, Dayne Zorko, Ryan Lester
HF Lewis Taylor, Eric Hipwood, Hugh McCluggage
F Mitch Robinson, Josh Schache, Daniel McStay
FOL Stefan Martin, Dayne Beams, Tom Rockliff
I/C Tom Bell, Jarrod Berry, Claye Beams, Nick Robertson
EMG Ryan Bastinac, Michael Close, Jack Frost
Cedric Cox, Claye Beams
Jack Frost (Omitted), Jake Barrett (Omitted)
Cedric Cox


B Alex Rance, David Astbury, Dylan Grimes
HB Reece Conca, Bachar Houli, Brandon Ellis
C Kane Lambert, Nick Vlastuin, Shaun Grigg
HF Daniel Rioli, Todd Elton, Dan Butler
F Dustin Martin, Jack Riewoldt, Jason Castagna
FOL Toby Nankervis, Trent Cotchin, Josh Caddy
I/C Dion Prestia, Jayden Short, Kamdyn McIntosh, Connor Menadue
EMG Ben Lennon, Anthony Miles, Oleg Markov
Connor Menadue
Ben Lennon (Omitted)

Shags’ Watchlist

Stefan Martin (Ruck $582,000) has gotten off to a great start this year and is looking like he is back to his 2015 form where he averaged 112 for the year. He’d be an obvious sideways for those who have Gawn. Jump on whilst he is still sub $600k.

Monday April 17

Hawthorn v Geelong, MCG (3.20pm)


B Shaun Burgoyne, James Frawley, Ben Stratton
HB Ryan Burton, Kaiden Brand, Josh Gibson
C Isaac Smith, Tom Mitchell, Liam Shiels
HF Luke Breust, Jack Gunston, Brendan Whitecross
F Ty Vickery, Jarryd Roughead, Paul Puopolo
FOL Ben McEvoy, Luke Hodge, Cyril Rioli
I/C Tim O’Brien, James Sicily, Will Langford, Blake Hardwick, Daniel Howe, Ricky Henderson, Billy Hartung (Three to be omitted)
Tim O’Brien, James Sicily, Blake Hardwick, Daniel Howe, Billy Hartung
Teia Miles (Omitted), Jaeger O’Meara (Knock to the Knee)
MILESTONES: Ben McEvoy – Playing 150th game, Will Langford – Playing 50th game, Blake Hardwick – Played 1st game


B Tom Stewart, Tom Lonergan, Andrew Mackie
HB Harry Taylor, Lachie Henderson, Zach Tuohy
C Josh Cowan, Joel Selwood, George Horlin-Smith
HF James Parsons, Rhys Stanley, Steven Motlop
F Brandan Parfitt, Tom Hawkins, Daniel Menzel
FOL Zac Smith, Patrick Dangerfield, Cameron Guthrie
I/C Mark Blicavs, Nakia Cockatoo, Mitch Duncan, Sam Menegola, Jordan Murdoch, Tom Ruggles, Jackson Thurlow (Three to be omitted)
Josh Cowan, George Horlin-Smith, Rhys Stanley, Nakia Cockatoo
Lincoln McCarthy (Omitted)
MILESTONES: James Parsons – Played 1st game

Shags’ Watchlist

Brandan Parfitt (Mid/Fwd $244,000) played so well last week he got himself a rising star nomination. His first two games were nothing special with 39 and 56, but it has kept his price reasonable, and with rookies drying up already he is one you could potentially chase this week. If you think hes just warming up and can keep scoring well, with a BE of -2 this is the week to get him. He is named on the field but with extended bench selections after lockout there is always a chance he wont be named. I’d think he is safe with a clear role and outstanding performance last week.

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    April 14, 2017 at 12:21 am

    ANB or Swallow?

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    April 14, 2017 at 1:13 am

    Keep roughy or Steele ? What do people think each will average

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    April 14, 2017 at 2:56 am

    I dunno how the hell it happened, but Lloyd came into my midfield for O’Meara. Seemed to work thus far… A nice Hampton to Merrett could be nice in a couple of weeks!

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    Nacho Libre

    April 14, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Which two players will make me the most money:
    Going for cash generation here

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    April 14, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Got 235k

    Iv traded Stewart – Williamson.

    2nd trade very lost

    Got miles omera taranto

    I’m thinking Taranto – ANB ???

    Please help

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    April 14, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    trade Barrett or JOM this week to watson?

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    April 14, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    WHE named last on extended bench? This a bad sign?

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      April 14, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      Unless they need him to get up from something….He’s been in the best each week can’t see him missing out

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      April 14, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      Bucks loves him, no worries about him playing if fit

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    April 14, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    I need to play 2 on the ground. Marchbank, Otten, McGrath ?

    If McGrath gets Betts? Otten named up forward…

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    April 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Anyone know anything about new Carlton rookie Zac Fisher ?

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    April 14, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    I’m sorry, how the fark does Claye Beams get a run ahead of Jake Barrett? That makes no sense…

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      St guns

      April 16, 2017 at 10:22 am

      Umm Jakes brother is not captain!

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    April 14, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    a) Kreuzer/Witts + ANB

    b) Grundy + Otten (bench O’Meara)

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